1999 Dodge Ram V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 167000 miles
I recently have had random shutdowns while driving my truck. Driving along at 55 mph and all the sudden a loss of power. Pull over to the side. I turned key off then on again and it started.
A few blocks down the road it did it again very quickly though. It lost power (like not getting fuel) slowed down and then it came back and I continued on to the gas station. I thought fuel problem (3/4 of tank of gas) so I got some STP gas treatment at the station.
No problems for a couple of days and then all of the sudden it did it again. This time it would not come back on. I was thinking fuel pump. But I noticed something strange. When I would turn the key to the ON position all the gauges (gas gauge / oil gauge / battery gauge) would move a little but go back to the flat position. This made me think it was some sort of electrical or relay problem. I opened the hood and found the relay box and just gently tapped on the top of the relays etc.
I got back in the car and when I turned the key to the ON position all my gauges were working (coincidence? ). The truck started and worked fine.
Is there something other than a relay that can cause this kind of symptom. If the Relay is bad would it cause the fuel gauge to not respond?
have the same problem?
Thursday, July 8th, 2010 AT 9:22 AM